2009 NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Craig Treble
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2009 NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Craig Treble

Birth Date: Sept. 11, 1965
Birthplace: Valparaiso, IN
Residence: New Orleans, LA
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Bracket Racing, working out


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Team Scream - Craig Treble (Racer)

Craig Treble was brought up around the sport of drag racing.  He learned the ropes by helping his uncle bracket race a motorcycle in the ‘70s.  As soon as Treble was old enough to acquire his first bike in 1985 and, armed with the knowledge he gained working with his uncle, he began bracket racing at tracks around the Midwest.

Craig bracket raced motorcycles from 1985 until he turned pro in 1998.  Along the way he moved to Arizona and won just about everything he could out west, including the Race of Champions at the E.T. Finals in Bakersfield, CA in 1992 and a pair of Division 7 motorcycle championships in 1994-95.  He got an opportunity in 1998 to ride a bike for Bob Reed from Phoenix, AZ, eventually buying out his operation in the middle of the 1999 NHRA season.  Treble won the first race he competed in on his own in 1999, defeating the late Dave Schultz in the final round at Brainerd, MN, en route to a pair of final round appearances and his first top 10 finish in the point standings.  In 2000 he reached another final round and qualified for the first of eight consecutive appearances in the Ringers Gloves Pro Stock Bike Battle bonus race at Indianapolis and earned another top 10 finish.  That same year he collected $30,000 for winning the Reaction Time Challenge during qualifying at 10 of 14 events.  He appeared in one final round in 2001, winning the RT Challenge for the second straight season and finishing in the top 5 in the point standing for the first time.

The Indiana native enjoyed his best season in 2002, winning four races in six final-round appearances to end the season No. 2 in the point standings, the highest finish of his career.  He also won the Ringers Gloves Pro Stock Bike Battle at Indianapolis that same season.  Craig enjoyed another strong performance in 2003 with a pair of wins in four final rounds, qualifying No. 1 three times Sonoma, Las Vegas2, Pomona2) and finishing No. 5 in the points.

In 2004 Treble won one race in four final round appearances and finished in the top 10 of the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings for the sixth straight season.  He kicked of the 2005 season with a runner-up finish in Gainesville, FL and once again earned a top 10 finish.  He won his first race in two years at the final race of the 2006 season to again earn a spot in the top 10.

Craig appeared in three final rounds in 2007, reaching the winner’s circle in Englishtown and winning the prestigious U.S. Nationals.  He rode to his career-best speed (194.77 mph), finishing the year with his ninth straight top 10 finish.  Last season Craig earned his tenth straight top 10 finish appearing in three final rounds with a win at Memphis.

So far in 2009 Craig has made three final round appearances with two wins (Houston and Englishtown), landed his career-best elapsed time (6.885 seconds) at Houston; all while running his own operation, with the help of his brother Don Banaski and friend Scott Williams, not to mention the generosity of fellow racer Michael Phillips for loaning Craig a motor.

Now, in 2010, Craig returns home to DSR riding the Valvoline Motorcycle Oil's Suzuki. With Steve Tartaglia as his crew chief, Craig is sure to achieve yet another top 10 finish extending his streak to 13 years in a row.

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